Description

From fun, moderate single pitches to 15 pitch routes all the way to the summit, this is a great wall. Facing southeast, it's in the shade late in the day.

Jungle Wall has some of the longest 5.10 sport routes in the world, with the shortest approaches. Classics include:

  • Jungle Mountaineering, 5.10a, 4 pitches. The first bolted route established at El Potrero, in 1989. A bit runout by modern standards.
  • Yankee Clipper, 5.10b, 14 pitches, with an optional 15th pitch (5.12a) that goes to the very summit. Most people stop after 13 pitches.
  • Space Boyz, 5.10d, 11 pitches. This El Potrero classic was bolted over the course of 52 weekends. That's dedication!
  • Black Cat Bone, 5.10d, 9 pitches. Lots of varied climbing on this route, with each pitch different than the one before it.

Even doing just the first four or five pitches of these longer routes is a worthwhile adventure.

Since the routes start very close to the road, many climbers hang their packs from the first or second bolts of the route to keep them safe, especially on weekends.

Getting There

It's the big wall immediately behind the picnic pavilion on the right side of the canyon. Routes start in "the jungle" of relatively verdant growth at ground level.

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Selva (Jungle Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
La Chiky Baby
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
CDC&J
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 78
Las Chimuelas
Sport 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 44
Jungle Boy
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 128
Jungle Mountaineering
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Maria la Sabrosa
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Timón y Pumba
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Voodoo Trance
Sport 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 97
Black Cat Bone
Sport 9 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 264
Space Boyz
Sport 11 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 195
Yankee Clipper
Sport 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
La Chiky Baby
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
CDC&J
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Las Chimuelas
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Jungle Boy
 44
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Jungle Mountaineering
 128
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Maria la Sabrosa
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Timón y Pumba
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Voodoo Trance
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Black Cat Bone
 97
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 9 pitches
Space Boyz
 264
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 11 pitches
Yankee Clipper
 195
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 15 pitches
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gblauer Blauer
Wayne, PA
gblauer Blauer   Wayne, PA
Jungle MOuntaineering has been retro-bolted and is no longer run out. Nov 20, 2011
Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
Seth Hogan   Frisco, Co
Be very careful not to climb under parties on this wall. Very loose big blocks on multiple ledges and some massive things fall off of this wall. Jan 28, 2017